Bedell Guitars Releases the New Pele Parlor Limited Edition Guitar

Exotic Grade Koa from the Big Island. Limited Edition of Twelve

Thriving on volcanic ash, Hawaiian Koa is blessed with prolific rains as it grows into beautiful wood at 3,000 to 7,000 feet above sea level. The tropical Hawaiian climate and volcanic soil are ideal for nurturing stunning colors and figure in a mid-range density and wonderfully warm sounding tonewood. Bedell Guitars spent years collecting the most beautifully figured wood sets for this limited edition of 12 stunning Bedell Pele Parlor guitars. Matching tops, backs and sides, this has been a painstaking and patient journey. Sound Optimizing each Koa tonewood set and pairing them for the most rich and melodic Koa sound. The magnificent binding and purfling frame the exotic Koa perfectly. (Image left: Tom Bedell examines a koa tree on location in Hawaii).


Top: Koa
Back: Koa
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Neck Joint: Compound Tapered Dovetail
Fingerboard & Bridge: African Ebony
Nut Width: 1 11/16th inch
Inlay: Volcano
Finish: Natural gloss
Tuners: Waverly Gold with Ebony button
Case: Ameritage
Body Shapes: Parlor
Price: $6,490